Our civil litigation team can help you with all areas of dispute resolution, from the High Court to specialist tribunals.

Our service

Our team covers a wide area of commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution. We have also developed a range of services tailored for our Southern clients. These include:

  • Dairy industry disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Company and commercial litigation
  • Insurance law
  • ACC and other medico-legal issues
  • Media law
  • Commerce Commission work
  • Health & safety - defending prosecutions bought by WorkSafe
  • Employment Law
  • Debt Recovery

Our team is focused on effective dispute resolution. We are also active in the area of appellant work.

As the Crown Solicitor’s office, we are responsible for the prosecution of serious crime in Southland on behalf of the Crown. Although we are unable to act for you in prosecutions by Government Departments, we may be able to act for you if you are prosecuted by a Crown entity such as ACC, Maritime New Zealand, WorkSafe NZ and the like. If you would like to discuss defending such prosecutions with some of the most experienced Court room lawyers in Southland, please get in touch with us.

Contact us to find out how we can help you with your litigation needs.

Our people

Find out about the members of our Litigation team:

  • Mary-Jane Thomas

    Mary-Jane Thomas


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  • Sarah McKenzie

    Sarah McKenzie


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  • Riki Donnelly

    Riki Donnelly


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  • Mike Brownlie

    Mike Brownlie


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  • William Chapman

    William Chapman


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  • Tania Culhane

    Tania Culhane

    Crown Administrator

    Phone: 03 211 1395

    Email: Tania Culhane

  • Michelle Russell

    Michelle Russell

    Personal Assistant

    Phone: 03 211 0923

    Email: Michelle Russell

  • Diana Thompson

    Diana Thompson

    Personal Assistant

    Phone: 032110080

    Email: Diana Thompson